energy-efficient

October 12, 2015
What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Want to have some fun? Let’s go shopping for a major home appliance! How about a water heater? But before we go shopping to select a new water heater, first we have to figure out what size water heater we need. Plus, we have to determine which type of water heater we want. Types of Water Heaters First Hour Rating on Storage Tank Water Heater EnergyGuide Label If you are replacing an existing water heater, in most cases your old unit includes a water storage tank. The simplest replacement scenario would be to swap out the old water heater with […]
July 24, 2015

6 Ways to Reduce Your Hot Water Bills

Most homeowners don’t fully understand the ongoing cost of their water heater — especially older, less-efficient water heaters. The reality is, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, (on the ENERGY STAR and Energy.gov websites) your water heater, with typical usage, accounts for 14% to 18% of your energy costs. If your family is prone to using a lot of hot water, that figure could reach 20% to 25% of your monthly energy bill, especially if you use an electric tank-type water heater. Here are 6 ways to lower your hot water bills: 1. Wash your laundry in cold water. […]